Fun Word Origins Quiz: How Well Do You Know the History of the English Language?
Test your knowledge of English etymology. Can you pick the correct origin story for each of these words? This quiz will take you through the ages and around the English-speaking world. The meaning of the words may not be challenging, but some of these histories are downright bizarre!
You may understand the meaning of all the words in the Oxford English Dictionary, but do you know the stories of how they entered modern English? Take this etymology quiz on words with weird or interesting origin stories and see how many you can figure out. No hitting the books to look them up! How much do you really know about the history of the English language?